just for today i will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. i can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if i felt that i had to keep it up for a lifetime.
just for today i will be happy. this assumes to be true what abraham lincoln said, that “most folks are as happy as they make up theirs minds to be.”
just for today i will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. i will take my “luck” as it comes.
just for today i will try to strengthen my mind. i will study. i will learn something useful. i will not be a mental loafer.
just for today i will exercise my soul in three ways. i will do somebody a good turn and not get found out: if anybody knows of it, it will not count. i will do at least two things i don’t want to do - just for exercise. i will not show anybody that my feelings are hurt: they maybe hurt, but today i will not show it.